Colin Powell Quotes


161 Colin Powell quotes:



"It's not the total chaos that some have suggested it would be,"
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Chaos Quotes
"We must also deal with the grave and growing danger posed by the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein, ... The Iraqi regime can either disarm, or be disarmed. The choice is theirs -- but it can no longer be postponed."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Danger Quotes
"part and parcel of a policy of evasion and deception that goes back 12 years."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Deception Quotes
"In our 21st century world, where freedom and democracy are spreading to every continent, it is appalling and morally unacceptable that hundreds of thousands of men, women and children are exploited, abused and enslaved by peddlers in human misery,"
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"They're not going back there. I think they have discovered what democracy is about. They like it, and they want to be able to vote for their leaders."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"We had a thorough discussion on strategic issues and the U.S. desire to move forward on a new strategic framework proposal that deals with offensive strategic weapons and defensive systems."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Desire Quotes
"We are anxious to get through this crisis and see a dialogue begin between the two sides so that they can start to move forward to find a solution to the problem in Kashmir ultimately,"
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Crisis Quotes
"We will be with you in this current crisis and in the future,"
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Crisis Quotes
"At the time the president was listening to those who were supposed to be providing him with military advice. They were anticipating a different kind of immediate aftermath of the fall of Baghdad; it turned out to be not exactly as they had anticipated."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"We looked away once before in Rwanda with tragic consequences. This is not Rwanda, nor is it Somalia, ... It is a different situation."
"improper, inappropriate and would have consequences."
"But I think we have to be very careful in this instance because if in the exercise of that right of self defense we have states going after each other, we could create a ... situation that could spiral out of control,"
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Exercise Quotes
"When in due course we learn the fate of Saddam Hussein, I wouldn't expect that, in and of itself, to solve the security problem,"
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Fate Quotes
"I hope that the U.N. will not slip into irrelevance."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Hope Quotes
"We will begin to share that with our friends on the Security Council. I can't tell you when the resolution will be passed, ... This Week."
"We are in constant discussion with our German friends about these nations that are pursuing these kinds of weapons and Iraq certainly is one of these foremost advocates of getting this kind of capability and they are working on it,"
"The answer we are going to give them is, 'Yes. America cares.'"
Author: Powell Quotes Category: America Quotes
"We made clear to the leaders in the region that we want to move forward with negotiations as early as possible, ... And we're looking at different ways to do that once security has been established."
"[He told NBC he was] very happy in my private life. ... It sounds fair to me."
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Life Quotes
"There is no magic calendar"
Author: Powell Quotes Category: Magic Quotes



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